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New Music: Blanck Mass – “Silent Treatment”

Benjamin John Power, otherwise known as one-half of the noise/electronic duo Fuck Buttons, shared a propulsive new track today under his solo moniker Blanck Mass. Another taste of his forthcoming LP World Eater, “Silent Treatment” melds evocative vocal samples to aggressive kick drums and scattered hi-hats, verging on trap music but through an electronics lens. It’s both stunning and deeply galvanic, fit for after-hours on a warehouse floor. The song moves with ferocious drive, even when it hurts a little. Listen right here:

World Eater, the third Blanck Mass record, drops on Sacred Bones March 3. Though not explicitly a political album, Power says he couldn’t help but to distill current world-sick attitudes into his new material. Via a press release:

“Being surrounded by so much hate in the world right now throws a whole new light on the importance of love. I have never set out to make a protest record. I’ve never set out to make any kind of record really, but during the creative process for this and any of my past releases I start to form a bond with the project as we grow together.”